[nfc-l] Fwd: [de-birds] Maurice Barnhill

2016-10-04 Thread Jerald
Hello all,

I am very sad to report that longtime subscriber of the listserv, Dr.
Maurice Barnhill passed away last night. He was an active member of the
birding community (especially in my home state of Delaware), and will be
sorely missed by all. Below is a forwarded message from the DE-birds
listserv regarding Dr. Barnhill.

Jerald

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From: Andrew Ednie 
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 12:08 PM
Subject: [de-birds] Maurice Barnhill
To: de-bi...@princeton.edu


Hi everybody,
It's with great sadness to announce that Maurice Barnhill passed away last
night. He was in hospice at Christiana Hospital for a week, quietly went in
his sleep.

Maurice was awarded the Delmarva Ornithological Society's (DOS) "Outstanding
Achievement in Ornithology" last year after a long and distinguished career.
He was a co-author of "Bird of Delaware" (2000), served as Vice-president of
DOS, Records committee, and council, found the first record of White-faced
Storm-Petrel in North America about 15 miles east of Indian River Inlet, and
wrote the report for Delaware first Lark Sparrow. Many birders are using
Maurice's "Where to Find Birds in Delaware" today from the DOS web site.

Maury was an early proponent of the American Birding Association. He wrote a
series of articles on bird descriptions. He also had the highest Big Year
for ABA once, only because his friend, Harold Morrin didn't submit his list.
Maurice believed in mentoring the next generation, including current ABA
president-Jeff Gordon, along with Andy Mack, ornithologist from Papua New
Guinea, and Ted Parker, possibly the greatest field ornithologist of all
time.

Many birders don't know that Maurice was a high energy physicist at the
University of Delaware. After graduating from University of North Carolina,
he earned a Ph.D. from Stanford. There were 3 Nobel laureates on his
doctoral dissertation board.  His college class on Physical Science was a
pre-requisite for many of the science programs, but Maury was not happy with
the curriculum so he wrote his own textbook!

There will be a memorial service at the U of D to be announced. Maury is
survived by his brother Jim, his nieces, and many close friends in the
birding community. I will be glad to pass along any messages to the family.

Good birding,
Andy

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RE: [nfc-l] Virtual Meet and Greet

2016-10-04 Thread John Kearney
Good idea Bill.

I was waiting for the authors to post but I think this is such a good and 
important contribution, I hope they don’t mind if I do it.

Griffiths ET, Keen SC, Lanzone M, Farnsworth A (2016) Can Nocturnal Flight 
Calls of the Migrating Songbird, American Redstart, Encode Sexual Dimorphism 
and Individual Identity? PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156578. 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156578

It’s open access so it is easily accessible here: 
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0156578.

John Kearney

 

 

From: bounce-120836221-28417...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-120836221-28417...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Bill Evans
Sent: September-28-16 12:49
To: NFC-L 
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Virtual Meet and Greet

 

Thanks Chris.

 

There is a lot happening with night flight calls these days. Another action 
that would be useful is having folks on this list with recent publications 
involving night flight calls post their citations. Or, if anyone on this list 
is aware of recent nfc publications by folks not on this list, posting those 
citations would I’m sure be of interest.  For example here is one I just became 
aware of this morning:

 

Coastal and offshore counts of migratory sparrows and warblers as revealed by 
recordings of nocturnal flight calls along the Ohio coast of Lake Erie 
David V. Gesicki , Mohsin M. Jamali , and Verner P. Bingman 
The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 128:503-509 (2016) 
  
http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1676/1559-4491-128.3.503 

 

 

-Bill E

From: Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes 

Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:44 AM

To: NFC-L 

Subject: [nfc-l] Virtual Meet and Greet

 

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[nfc-l] 4th Week of September in Nova Scotia

2016-10-04 Thread John Kearney
Hi All,

A report on nocturnal migration at Carleton, Yamouth County, Nova Scotia for
the 4th week of September can be found here:
http://johnfkearney.com/Carleton_YarmouthCounty_2016.html.

It was the most active period of the autumn migration so far with 29% of the
total calls since the fourth week of July being recorded during this period.

 

John Kearney

Carleton, NS

 


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